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Old 09-09-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Tips on not getting brush strokes?


Is it the poor quality of the brush, wrong brush, or I just suck not doing it for many years?

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Good paint, Goos Brush and the right technique help, but the only way to really not get brush marks is to not use a brush.

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Good paint, Good Brush and the right technique help, but the only way to really not get brush marks is to not use a brush.
Also add some Flowetrol to your latex paint, it helps.
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Hey StevenH, chrisn is right, and it's 8 oz of Floetrol per gallon of paint, keep in mind this will increase the dry time too.
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If I use Floetrol will it eliminate the lines from a paint roller on my walls also?
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Not necessarily, but it will help, that is human error. Use a quality cover and don't press so hard when applying the paint.The cover should be full all the time and not squeezed dry.
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Not necessarily, but it will help, that is human error. Use a quality cover and don't press so hard when applying the paint.The cover should be full all the time and not squeezed dry.
Sorry for asking you many questions I haven't done this for a while .
Is this the proper way to roll?

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Paint-Roller
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Essentially, yes. I would not recommend the 5 gal bucket for the home owner though.
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Essentially, yes. I would not recommend the 5 gal bucket for the home owner though.
Okay I have another problrm. When you do the cut ,let tried, and then roll on top. If you use your fingers and touch the surface one side will be rough and the other smooth. How do I fix this?

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Okay I have another problrm. When you do the cut ,let tried, and then roll on top. If you use your fingers and touch the surface one side will be rough and the other smooth. How do I fix this?

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Okay I have another problrm. When you do the cut ,let tried, and then roll on top. If you use your fingers and touch the surface one side will be rough and the other smooth. How do I fix this?

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Where you said let tried, did you mean to say let dried. ? If so what you have is a lap mark.Above that smooth area is ruff. And below that smooth line is also ruff.

If this is the case put a additional coat of paint on. Re cut and re roll.

If it is only the area above the smooth that is ruff. Than you may be able to re cut just that area to fix it. If it is a flat paint.

If it is a egg shell , you will be re painting the whole area to fix the problem.
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You need to keep a wet cut line so when you roll they blend better. Floetrol will definitely help if you do not move quick enough. There will always be a slight difference in texture between the rolled and brushed areas, you are just trying to avoid flashing. Good Luck.
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Where you said let tried, did you mean to say let dried. ? If so what you have is a lap mark.Above that smooth area is ruff. And below that smooth line is also ruff.

If this is the case put a additional coat of paint on. Re cut and re roll.

If it is only the area above the smooth that is ruff. Than you may be able to re cut just that area to fix it. If it is a flat paint.

If it is a egg shell , you will be re painting the whole area to fix the problem.
So its better not to roll when the cut is still dried?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23636401@N04/3910940153/

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Huh?
I have failed.
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